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Alcian Blue 8GX (C.I. 74240)

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Alcian blue or alcian blue is any member of a family of polyvalent basic dyes, of which the Alcian blue 8G (also called Ingrain blue 1, and C.I. 74240, formerly called Alcian blue 8GX from the name of a batch of an ICI product) has been historically the most common and the most reliable member. It is used to stain acidic polysaccharides such as glycosaminoglycans in cartilages and other body structures, some types of mucopolysaccharides, sialylated glycocalyx of cells etc. For many of these targets it is one of the most widely used cationic dyes for both light and electron microscopy.

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Category Biochemicals & Diagnostics
Dyes, Stains & Indicators
Price Custom packed. Request price on line.
CAS Number 33864-99-2
Formula C56H68Cl4CuN16S4
Molecular Weight 1298.86
Purity >50.0%
Appearance dark blue powder
Availability In Stock
Storage Conditions Room temperature
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